[Web Exclusive] A Novel Reading by Lim Chulwoo

  • onJune 19, 2020
  • Vol.48 Summer 2020
  • byKorean Literature Now

Whispering into a Stone Wall by Lim Chulwoo


Lim Chulwoo (b. 1954) debuted in 1981 when he won the Seoul Shinmun New Writer’s Contest for “The Dog Thief.” He has authored numerous books, including the novels I Want to Go to That Island, Spring Day Vols. 1–5, The LighthouseParting Valley, and the short story collections Father’s Land and Longing for the South among others. He has received several awards, including the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, Yi Sang Literary Award, Danjae Literature Prize, Yosan Literary Award, and Daesan Literary Award. I Want to Go to That Island was published as The Island (Stallion Press, 2011) in English and as Je veux aller dans cette île (L’Asiathèque, 2013) in French. The Lighthouse was published as Le Phare (L’Asiathèque, 2016) in French and as Das Viertel der Clowns (Iudicium, 2018) in German. Parting Valley was published as Abschiedstal (Iudicium, 2015) in German and as Wakare no tani (San-Ichi Shobo, 2018) in Japanese. I Want to Go to That Island was adapted into the film To the Starry Island (1993).